The Evolution of Share Tompkins
Last week, we had a great visioning meeting to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far and to determine where our collective energy is moving forward. We decided that we will still be organizing Community Swap Meets and Really Really Free Markets, but there will not be an event every single month. More likely, we will have several sharing and bartering events spread out over the year. In addition to these happenings, we are going to start doing more educational events, where we present best practices for sharing and bartering and discuss strategies for increasing mutual-aid and community self-reliance. To this end, we plan on partnering with SEEN, Swidjit, Ithaca Hours, Ithaca Freeskool and Local First Ithaca in the coming months.
Other projects in the works are an Ithaca Free Store (perhaps mobile), a Share Tompkins display at the Workers’ Center and a sharing-themed float at the Ithaca Festival.
As always, all are welcome to get involved behind-the-scenes. Contact us if you want to contribute to any of these projects or if you have any other ideas to share!